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We’re sticking to our “Ode to Thanksgiving” theme this week with Desirea and James’ fall wedding shot by photographer Elisabeth Millay. The colors are so rich and bold, and I love the simple use of pumpkins throughout the wedding. I spy a number of DIY projects, no? And those varied bridesmaid dresses? How beautiful does that look? Have I mentioned too often how much I love brides who allow bridesmaids to choose their own dress?

Extra special thanks to Elisabeth for sharing this autumn goodness with us!!

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Happy Monday!! It’s Thanksgiving week and in my family, that means three or four separate Thanksgiving celebrations. Our first stop is a trip up to the mountains, whereby some happy coincidence, five inches of new snow has greeted us upon arrival. Scarves, boots, and sledding seem a perfect way to kick off the holidays! With all these dinners, you can only guess I’ve got yoga and a restricted menu of carrots and celery on the docket for next week!

I hope you are looking forward to spending the holiday with your family and your loves. But Grey Likes isn’t going anywhere! We’ve got some really beautiful features to share with you this week to keep you inspired in between your fillings of mashed potatoes and pumpkiny concoctions! First up is this insanely lovely wedding shot by Megan W Photography (who just so happens to be my new obsession!!!) I particularly love Erika’s dress, which if you pay close attention, changes it’s state in the last photo.

Later up today, I’ve got a really darling little DIY project that will get your Thanksgiving table festive in a jiff! Be absolutely sure to check in with us this afternoon!

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Happy Friday, Lovelies! Today, we’re really liking this happy wedding shot by Shannen Norman Photography. Those groomsmen in suspenders and bow ties are looking mighty dapper. I also can’t get enough of Emily’s veil! Love it!

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In terms of wedding locations, it seems to me that vineyard weddings can’t be beat. For starters, the vineyard is a sort of farm, so already, the pace is slow, relaxed, and insanely scenic. And then of course, there’s the wine which as it happens, does not stop flowing at vineyard weddings. This makes for happy guests and non-stop merriment! David and Rachel’s wedding took place over the summer at Still Waters Vineyard, in the heart of the Central Coast wine country. It seems all this bright beautiful color would be a great way to start the week. (Might I note, I’m particularly loving the orange ranunculus on the cake, paired with the green cake platter? Love that color combo! Get into it!)

These beautiful photos were shot by Mike Larson (who really killed it with those sunset shots, no?).  Mark Padgett Event Design designed the details, while Flowers by Denise provided the gorgeous flowers.

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All backyard weddings are not created equal…because, well, not all backyards are created equal. I’ve seen everything from extravagant affairs to down-home ranch-style weddings, all set in a backyard. When I saw Ashley and Clayton’s wedding photos shot by Emily Takes Photos and read the background on their wedding, I knew you’d love it! Not only did they plan a very low-key budget friendly wedding, they also put together an event that is tasteful, thoughtful, and absolutely beautiful! Be sure to read the info from Emily while you peruse the pretty images!

There are more goodies coming up later today and…THIS JUST IN!!! We’ve got a really big exciting new feature on Grey Likes Weddings, and it is just for photographers. That’s right. You heard me. Just you, my photo colleagues! So get on up and get over here later today!

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From Emily: Ashley and Clayton were married in her grandmother’s backyard in the Santa Cruz mountains, followed by an hors d’oeuvres and cupcake reception on the upper deck for 50 guests. A few neighbors and family friends came over for the afternoon to help prep and serve the food and drinks. The flowers were done by a family friend, and the decorations were done by Ashley and Clayton, with a little help from Etsy. Their friend who played guitar during the ceremony played another song during the reception for an impromptu first dance. Towards the end of the reception, Clayton’s dad brought out cigars for everyone to enjoy on the lower deck.